The Days of Anna Madrigal: A Novel (Tales of the City)

The Days of Anna Madrigal: A Novel (Tales of the City)

Armistead Maupin


The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comedian, and touching 9th novel in Armistead Maupin’s bestselling “Tales of the town” sequence, follows one among smooth literature’s such a lot unforgettable and enduring characters—Anna Madrigal, the mythical transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane—as she embarks on a highway journey that may take her deep into her past.

Now ninety-two, and dedicated to the suggestion of “leaving like a lady,” Mrs. Madrigal has doubtless discovered peace together with her “logical kinfolk” in San Francisco: her committed younger caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who've identified and enjoyed Anna for almost 4 decades.

Some participants of Anna’s kinfolk are sure for the otherworldly panorama of Burning guy, the artwork group in Nevada’s Black Rock desolate tract the place 60,000 revelers assemble to build a urban designed to final just one week. Anna herself has one other vacation spot in brain: a lonely stretch of street open air of Winnemucca the place the 16-year-old boy she as soon as used to be ran clear of the whorehouse he known as domestic. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she trips into the dusty bothered center of her melancholy formative years to unearth a life of secrets and techniques and desires and attend to unfinished enterprise she has lengthy avoided.

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